MENTAWAI SURF RETREAT
"OWN THE EXPERIENCE"
View from your villa: the peeling perfection of Bilou's indicator "Donuts"
Mentawai Surf Resort
- Boutique eco retreat for families and small groups
👉Your personal boat + driver on standby sunrise to sunset
👉View of the surf from your doorstep
👉Beach front villas
👉Bilou Sunset Beach Bar
👉High speed 4G internet coverage
👉Snorkeling on your doorstep
👉SUP and explore...
👉Perfect for surfers and non surfers.
Have you been searching for an affordable Indonesian surf holiday for the whole family? Not keen on sharing a cramped space with 10 guys on a charter boat? Worried that you will be stuck the whole day on a Mentawai resort boat? You just want to do your own thing with 3 of your mates? What about that father and son trip you could never figure out? You wish you could have your own speedboat with personal guide? Welcome to Bilou Beach Villas, Awera Island, right in the heart of the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia! Here at Bilou you will come and go as you please, surf where you want, when you want... our area has waves for all levels. You own the experience!
Our aim is to make Mentawais surf travel more affordable for families and small groups.....but with more freedom for surfing and adventures and in luxurious spacious beach front accommodation. We only have 5 villas at the resort, keeping the number of surfers down and the exclusive vibe of Bilou. Each villa sleeps 4 adults, has it's own kitchen, en suite bathrooms and private boat. Bilou Beach Bar serves dinners and ice cold Bintangs. Our white sand beach fringes a calm lagoon with safe family swimming, great snorkeling and fishing. Kids very welcome! Skateboard half-pipe now at Bilou."
Bilou guests do not want to work their surf sessions around rigid restaurant meal times, nor around resort boat depature times with a large group of anonymous surfers. They want to eat when they want and surf when and where they want. Your fully equipped villa is stocked on arrival with deli and fresh food. Have a quick munch on your own fruit and muesli before sneaking off in your own boat for an empty dawnie session with just your villa mates. By 10am your fresh ciabatta will be on your table. Saunter over to our Bilou deli and grab whatever you need to supplement your tasty brunch. Score empty waves again during midday whilst everyone else in the area is off to lunch. Enjoy a sundowner with your feet in the sand at our Beach Bar followed by a healthy buffet of fresh fish/chicken/meat, fresh veggies and salads to suit all dietary requirements - Bilou is a unique and a highly successful surf travel concept...please read our TRIPADVISOR link
"ROUND THE CLOUD", the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
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Why Bilou Beach, Surf Resort Mentawais?
Awera has 10 waves, 3 - 25 mins from Bilou
Your own private boat + driver
Surf sunrise to sunset
Surf on your own schedule
Waves for all levels
Perfect for surfers and non surfers
Beach front private villas, private cabana
and deck chairs and private beach'
Good 4G internet coverage
10 mins from the MENTAWAIS FAST FERRY DOCK - runs Mon Wed Fri Sun
Just ✈ into Padang - we'll take care of the rest
SUP's and Kayaks: use is FREE
Tau Pejat village is 10min by boat
We are an Eco Resort - Learn more
Enquire about our early bird special
BILOU BEACH VILLAS - a small boutique resort positioned perfectly for the predominant SE winds throughout surf season. Our lefts and rights are all off shore on the SE trade winds!
APRIL - OCT: PEAK SEASON
This is when those SW and SSW swells consistently hit the Mentawais, Indonesia, arriving on their long journey from the low pressure systems in the Southern Indian Ocean
MARCH & NOV: SHOULDER SEASON
World class surf with less people in the line up but not as consistent or big
DEC - FEB: LOW SEASON
"I had a wonderful holiday at Bilou Resort on Awera Island in Indonesia! I went with my surfer husband, and beginner surfer daughters. Lovely to have our own private villa and own boat. Haven't had such a relaxing holiday for years..." Read More
- Judy de Villiers, Cape Town
“Bilou Resort has got to be one of the coolest spots I’ve ever been to! Beach villas were top notch island chic, super kitted out, running water, electricity.. the works! And the surf... despite us not having great swell.. - we still managed to have some killer sessions even though the Mentawai swell was forecast to be flat! So many waves in the area, super close to the camp..." Read More
- Stanislaw Trzebinski, Malindi, Kenya
"Our trip to Bilou Beach Resort on Awera, Mentawais was arranged for a bunch of guys who all turned 50. What a wonderful relaxing spot to surf, hang out, chill with the mates. The beauty of Bilou is you go surf when the mood strikes you. One evening myself and one mate took the little boat for a dash across the bay to see if there might be the odd wave. We surfed cooking 3 foot lefts by ourselves until almost dark...." Read More
- Garth Pearson, Cape Town
"We arrived at Bilou Beach Resort for a 5 night stay in the Mentawai Islands, and were then due to head to another spot in Indonesia. After 2 nights we decided we were going nowhere else. Bilou is awesome, each villa has its own boat which means your surf wherever and whenever you want. Gideon will get you into the best waves around...." Read More
- Nathan Farr, Queensland, AUS
"I had one of the best weeks of my life at Bilou Resort, Indonesia! Location is stunning and the surf, amazing - with minimal crowds! Couldn't believe how much there was to see and do on this tiny island. We had such a fun, relaxing time and absolutely loved the owners, such a lovely, friendly family..." Read More
- Megan Sims, Gold Coast, AUS
"What I liked about Bilou Resort in Mentawai Indonesia, is how you can set your own pace for all the sensory overload that's on offer... Surf when you want, snorkel when you feel like it, sleep all afternoon if that's your speed, or make a great meal at leisure with your mates......" Read More
- JP Rossouw, Hermanus, South Africa